There are so many problems with the Healthcare today, I thought it would be good to look at some of healthcare history.
In 1883 one of the first healthcare systems was in Germany. Many other countries including Britain and France had healthcare programs by 1912. Most of these healthcare programs were formed by the workers themselves.
Between the 1800’s and 1912 in the USA the government took no action to subsidize the healthcare. Hmm, seems like today!
It is interesting during the time that Theodore Roosevelt was President of the US, the years 1901 to 1909, he felt that No Country could to strong if their people were sick.
In 1912 they had a health conference in which they decided to have healthcare insurance for all individuals who made less than $1,200.00 annually. This also included their dependents. It included doctors, hospitals and even maternity benefits.
By 1945 to 1953, Truman became President. Healthcare became a major concern for the government. President Truman wanted a National Healthcare System. He had opposition from the Congress because they didn’t want national healthcare. In 1946, the Republicans took control of Congress and they had no interest in starting National Health Insurance. Isn’t it something how history repeats itself?
After WWII, from the 1950’s to 1960’s, the Unions became very prominent in providing healthcare benefits to their workers and families.
In 1958, Medicare for seniors on Social Security was proposed but it wasn’t until
1965 that President Johnson signed it as law along with Medicaid.
In recent years since then we have had Obama Care and now Trump Care.
In The Future What Kind Of Healthcare?